As any regular reader of this Blog knows I read, a lot. Read some good ones lately and a few clunkers too.
It's the story of Tony, told in the present tense and of his teenage years, the friends he had and his girlfriend Veronica. His friendship with Adrian and his romance with Veronica are central to the story. The author asks what is memory, what is true and what is only what we want to remember. And is history the lies told by the victors or the self-delusions of the losers?
Onella Neppi, who he calls Friday---that's the day he met her--has been working as a bail bondsman for her uncle and she's afraid that the $125,000 bond she put up for a client, one Emilio Gava, may be forfeited, that he has done a runner.
The book is the story of their search for him and about finding each other. The ending definitely caught me off guard.
Right now I'm rereading Rebecca by Daphne Du Muarier (it's even better than I remember) , High Rising by Angela Thirkell and Minding Frankie by Maeve Bunchy, one of her last books.
What have you been reading lately?